HOW ARE CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION RELATED TO BEING A MAVERICK?
“A lot of people confuse craftsmanship for creativity, you see that especially in the arts and what not. Creativity is you’re trying to make something new and that’s part of my definition of creativity – that’s the CREATE part. If you create something that’s been created before, that’s not really creation, it’s re-creation and so we might have like re-creativity for people who play Bach on the Violin. And so what I think is if you’re talking about creativity, you have to be open to doing something new and anything that gets in the way of your openness and willingness and comfort with doing something new is gonna reduce your success, all the roles, all the social conventions, all the protocols, the bureaucracies and things that slow people down and all the social pressure and financial pressure that slow them down, that’s not helpful for creativity and that’s why you see the people we think of as being most creative, especially in the arts are people who are broke and on drugs and like from a bad neighbourhood, they have nothing to lose and so they can do something totally new and not feel inhibited and I’m trying to find my way of doing that.”